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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ketogenic Certified?

Ketogenic Certified is the gold standard certification for ketogenic products, supplements, and ingredients. By providing rigorous testing and analysis, our certification program will provide a high level of trust for the company and end consumers that their product rightfully belongs in the ketogenic category.

Why do you need to purchase products from an independent 3rd party too?

We want to ensure that the products that are out in the market are the same that are we are testing. We will ask companies to send us product and if applicable, we will also go out to independent distributors to purchase the product as well. This is an additional reason why consumers trust Ketogenic Certified as the gold standard since they know what is being tested is exactly what they are consuming.

How much does the certification cost?

The cost of our testing is based on the Certification tier. Our baseline price (for the first SKU) is $2,499. Each additional SKU after the 1st is $1,000 for Ketogenic Friendly and Certified.

What ingredients would not be Ketogenic Certified?

Please see the Standards page to learn more about specific ingredients that are not suitable for Ketogenic Certified and Ketogenic Friendly.

Can a product have too much protein to be Ketogenic Certified?

For our Ketogenic Certified standards, a product must at least have a 1:1 ratio (1 gram of fat for every 1 gram of net carbs and protein). Ketogenic Certified Friendly items do not require a specific ketogenic ratio.

How long does Ketogenic Certification take?

From the time that you apply to the moment you get your final results is about 8-10 weeks. Factored into this process is time allotted for us to purchase product from an independent supplier, receive samples from the Company, do our thorough analysis, and complete testing. To help expedite this process, we encourage Companies to have all proper documents (labels, ingredients, CoAs, etc) ready for us to examine.

What if I have other products that I need Ketogenic Certified?

Each license period covers only the specific product that was applied for.  Each new product has to go under a new audit since there are new ingredients. Other certifications may lump them all together under one, but consumers know there can be a significant difference between a peanut butter cookie and a chocolate chip cookie based on the different ingredients. Every additional product will be expedited if a majority of the ingredients are the same, but will still be tested out individually.

What makes a product Ketogenic Certified over Ketogenic Certified Friendly?

Please see the “Standards” page to learn more about the differences between Ketogenic Certified and Ketogenic Certified Friendly.

How is Ketogenic Certified determined?

Check out this video that gives a simplistic overview of what goes on behind the scenes for Ketogenic Certified. There are different criteria needed to be met and maintained at each level. For more information, view our certification Standards.

What is included in standard Ketogenic Certification?

  • Ketogenic Certified or Ketogenic Certified Friendly Logos on Packaging
  • Permission Letters
  • Featured Spotlight on – Ketogenic Certified page
  • Product/Ingredient Approval on Website
  • Access to Ketogenic Certified Network
  • Social Media Promotion on
  • Trusted by Keto Influencers and Distributors of Ketogenic Products
  • Access to Memberships
  • Access to sell products on (coming soon)